Kristi was born and raised in Clatskanie--living, working, ranching and raising a family in Columbia County Oregon. She grew up drawing horses she was surrounded by before becoming a commissioned oil painter and bronze sculptor, and building a professional body of work. Kristi prides herself on bringing accuracy to her art and nailing down the details in the subjects she loves so much.
"If there's something I'm not sure of, I will research it until I have it right. I really appreciate when people come to my displays, look at my art, and are impressed by the authenticity. I put my heart into it."